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BIOS 200: Foundations in Experimental Biology

This course is divided into two 3-week cycles. During the first cycle, students will be developing a 2-page original research proposal, which may be used for NSF or other fellowship applications. In the second cycle, students will work in small teams and will be mentored by faculty to develop an original research project for oral presentation. Skills emphasized include: 1) reading for breadth and depth; 2) developing compelling, creative arguments; 3) communicating with the spoken and written word; 4) working in teams. Important features of the course include peer assessment, interactive joint classes, and substantial face-to-face discussion with faculty drawn from across the Biosciences programs. Shortened autumn quarter class; class meets during weeks 1 through 8 of the quarter.
Terms: Aut | Units: 5

BIOS 201: Next Generation Sequencing and Applications

Usher in the golden age of biological discovery with next generation sequencing (NGS) through its wide spectrum of applications. Modules include general introduction of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technologies, applications of these sequencing technologies, caveats and comparisons with previous approaches, analysis and interpretation of sequencing data, principles of tools and resources and practical ways to utilize them, and features and pitfalls. Prerequisite: background in molecular biology.
Terms: Win | Units: 2

BIOS 204: Practical Tutorial on the Modeling of Signal Transduction Motifs

Basics of ordinary differential equation modeling of signal transduction motifs, small circuits of regulatory proteins and genes that serve as building blocks of complex regulatory circuits. Morning session covers numerical modeling experiments. Afternoon session explores theory underpinning that day's modeling session. Modeling done using Mathematica, Standard Edition provided to enrolled students.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3
Instructors: Ferrell, J. (PI)

BIOS 205: Introduction to R for Data Analysis

Autumn quarter enrollment limited to ADVANCE students; instructor consent required for enrollment. Topics include: basics of R (widely used, open-source programming and data analysis environment) programming language and data structures, reading/writing files, graphics tools for figure generation, basic statistical and regression operations, survey of relevant R library packages. Interactive format combining lectures and computer lab. For course and enrollment information, see https://web.stanford.edu/~sbagley2/bios205/
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1
Instructors: Bagley, S. (PI)

BIOS 221: Modern Statistics for Modern Biology (STATS 366)

Application based course in nonparametric statistics. Modern toolbox of visualization and statistical methods for the analysis of data, examples drawn from immunology, microbiology, cancer research and ecology. Methods covered include multivariate methods (PCA and extensions), sparse representations (trees, networks, contingency tables) as well as nonparametric testing (Bootstrap, permutation and Monte Carlo methods). Hands on, use R and cover many Bioconductor packages. Prerequisite: Minimal familiarity with computers.
Terms: Sum | Units: 3

BIOS 225: Diversity and Inclusion in Science

Introduction to the social science literature on factors contributing to gender disparities in the scientific workplace (e.g. implicit bias and stereotype threat). Discussions focus on steps that individuals and institutions can take to promote the advancement of women and other underrepresented groups in science, and thus promote the advancement of science.
Terms: Win | Units: 1
Instructors: Goodman, M. (PI)

BIOS 226: Introduction to Force Spectroscopy

Mini-course. Covers the fundamentals of major single-molecule manipulation methods (optical tweezers, magnetic tweezers, and atomic force microscopy), principles of force measurement signal and noise, and applications to studies of folding, binding, polymer elasticity, and structural transitions in proteins and nucleic acids. Intended for students with no previous exposure to single-molecule manipulation or for beginning practitioners. Lectures and discussion of current literature.
Terms: Spr | Units: 1

BIOS 229: Drug Discovery and Development Project Simulation

Two-day short course. Focus is on the progression of a drug discovery project from target identification through pre-clinical research, early and late clinical development, and registration with the health authorities. Presented by Novartis. Enrollment limited to postdoctoral students and graduate students with research experience.
Terms: Aut | Units: 2
Instructors: Eberle, S. (PI)

BIOS 235: Metabolism and Metabolic Ecology: Microbes, Gut and Cancer

Preference to graduate students. Focuses on modern aspects of metabolism and metabolic biochemistry as it affects fitness and ecology of cells and organisms on a systems level. Students obtain a broad understanding of the governing principles and logic of metabolic pathways and their networks as well as an intuition of metabolism in context of natural selection and fitness acting on the cell or host. Emphasis is primarily on microorganisms and their habitats in nature and the human gut, but topics also include metabolism of cancer cells and of engineered microbes.
Terms: Spr | Units: 2
Instructors: Spormann, A. (PI)

BIOS 236: Developmental Biology in the Ocean: Comparative Embryology and Larval Development

Three-week course at Hopkins Marine Station. Focuses on the embryology and larval development of a broad range of marine invertebrate phyla. The goal of the course is to give students an appreciation of the range of developmental strategies and larval forms in the ocean and why this is critical for constructing hypotheses of EvoDevo and animal evolution. Includes observation and documentation of the development of embryos and larvae by scientific illustration and photo/video microscopy. Pre-requisite: Developmental Biology coursework and instructor consent.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4
Instructors: Lowe, C. (PI)
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